Out of the testis: Biological impacts of new genes

Kevin G. Nyberg, Richard W. Carthew*

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The study of newly evolved genes has long fascinated biologists, but large-scale studies of their expression dynamics and molecular function have provided conflicting interpretations of their biological impact. In this issue of Genes & Development, Kondo and colleagues (pp. 1841–1846) use extensive transcriptomic resources and current CRISPR/Cas9 technology to re-examine the functional impact of newly evolved genes in Drosophila and find evidence of their biological impact on male reproduction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1825-1826
Number of pages2
JournalGenes and Development
Issue number18
StatePublished - Sep 15 2017


  • Drosophila
  • Gene evolution
  • Spermatogenesis
  • Testis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Developmental Biology

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